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Are Your Lifestyle Habits Putting You at Risk for Sunshine and Vitamin D Deficiency?

Monday, May 29, 2023
Published on May 29, 2023

This quick quiz can help you determine if your daily habits are more or less likely to be supporting and maintaining healthy vitamin D levels

Key Points

  • To help educate individuals about their unique risk factors for vitamin D deficiency and to highlight when testing may be of extra importance, GrassrootsHealth created The Vitamin D Deficiency Risk Assessment Quiz (Beta), a short set of questions about an individual’s supplemental vitamin D intake, UVB exposure, and low exposure indicators to assess risk level of having a low, moderate, or high risk of having a vitamin D level below the scientists’ recommended minimum of 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L)
  • Based on all the factors considered, the role of midday sunshine and UVB exposure proved to have a large influence on an individual’s vitamin D level, demonstrating the importance of exposure to UVB for vitamin D status, and highlighting the need for vitamin D supplementation when one does not meet their daily UVB requirements
  • Receive the full benefits of vitamin D and sunshine by getting to know your vitamin D level first, followed by learning how to create a healthy supplement and sunshine or UVB exposure routine based on your unique individual factors

GrassrootsHealth, with Dr.
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Making the Most of June Promos from New Sunshine – June 1st

Friday, May 26, 2023

Making the Most of June Promos from New Sunshine

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How Sunlight Exposure Affects Immune Health and Viral Spread

Friday, May 26, 2023
Published on May 26, 2023

A review of studies demonstrate the multiple effects exposure to sunshine has on immune health and viral transmission

Key Points

  • Vitamin D, produced upon exposure to UVB from sunshine, has demonstrated anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory properties, and influences approximately 2000 genes, many of which have to do with immune cell function
  • Nitric oxide, released upon exposure to UVA, plays a key role in immunity, cellular function, neurotransmission, and also has antimicrobial and anticancer effects
  • Several studies reviewed provide evidence that increased sunlight may not only help reduce the risk of severe viral infections, but it may also be an effective disinfectant for  influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other viruses

Exposure to sunshine can have profound impacts on immune health.
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Can You Get a Spray Tan While Pregnant?

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Can You Get a Spray Tan While Pregnant?

It can be difficult during pregnancy to know what you can and can’t do. While there’s a laundry list of foods that are considered off-limits and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists clearly recommends that you avoid things like contact sports, other things fall into a gray zone that isn’t clearly covered by medical guidance.…
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Coaching Your Sales Staff

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Coaching Your Sales Staff

Friday, May 19th, 2023
Sales is a key component to any thriving retail business, and it’s not an easy skill to master. Every salon relies on its staff to demonstrate this ever-changing skill while working as a team to provide clients with a pleasant experience.
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